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of the tribal government and communities. i am also pleased to welcome our distinguished guests in washington d.c. and those listening around the country to the 2013 state of andean nations. across the country, students, teachers, businesses have gathered to watch this event together. among many events we are pleased to be joined by students from the laguna middle-school, boys and girls club have a greater scottsdale tribes like the muscogee creek nation, confederate tribes in the tele, reservation and hosting tribal parties brought this is by many areas of the country have also pleased to be joined by the college of the nomination, the american indian college fund. these are just a small selection of events happening today and they want to thank them and all of you for joining us. we have an incredible turnout here in washington d.c. and i like to acknowledge your guess in the studios of distance-learning. and the administration which showed it a lot in the white house. dr. ruby doe from hs, lillian sparks administration are native americans and also representatives of key federal agencies tha
. that the economic downturn happened because our government didn't tax enough, spend enough or control enough. and therefore, as you heard tonight, his solution to virtually every problem we face is for washington to tax more, borrow more and spend more. this idea that our problems were caused by a government that was too small, it's just not true. in fact a major cause of our recent downturn was a housing crisis created by reckless government policies and the idea that more taxes and more government spending is the best way to help hard-working middle-class taxpayers that's an old idea that's failed every time it's been tried. more government isn't going to help you get ahead, it's going to hold you back. more government isn't going to create more opportunities, it's going to limit them. and more government isn't going to inspire new ideas, new businesses, and new private sector jobs. it's going to create uncertainty. because more government breeds complicated rules and laws that small businesses can't afford to follow. because more government raises taxes on employers who then pass the cost
it's the caution of our problems. the economic downturn happened because our government didn't tax enough, spend enough or control enough. therefore, as you heard tonight his solution to virtually every problem we face is for washington to tax more, borrow more and spend more. this idea that our problems were caused by a government that was too small is just not true. in fact, the major cause of our recent downturn was a housing crisis created by reckless government policies. the idea that more taxes and more government spending is the best way to help hard working middle-class taxpayers, that is amp old idea that has failed every time it has been tried. no government is going to help you get ahead, it is going told you back. more government is not going to create more opportunities, it's going limit them and it won't inspire new ideas and new private sector jobs. it's going to create more uncertainty. because it breeds complicated rules and laws that small businesses can't afford to poll because more government raises taxes on employers who pass the costs on to their employees to
the house chamber and entire government is there. marco rubio is speaking from a room with a teleprompter and basically alone. we say bobby jindal, very competent guy but he spoke four years ago after the president's first speech to a joint session of congress and was widely perceived to have bombed. >> right. and last year mitch daniels gave a good performance. i think one of the interesting things about the president's speech how lackluster it was. in response to the crowd, he hit his stride when he talked about gun control, but before i was surprised how lackluster, what a lukewarm response he got on particularly on economic issues. >> chris: less than 30 seconds, do you see much that republicans will be able to be sign on to from the president's speech? >> no at lot. there wasn't much in the way of specifics. it's like senator wicker said, where his plan on sequester? i did think he did the right thing immigration by restraining comments and not jumping in the middle of it. >> chris: now from the speaker's conference room, senator marco rubio with the republican response. >> good even
of folks out there would need less help from government. folks should not have to wait year after year for minimum wage to go up while ceo pay has never been higher. so here's something that govern ann romney and i agreed on last year -- that governor romney and i agreed on last year. to's raise the minimum wage a level you can live on. tonight let's also recognize there are communities in this country where no matter how hard you work, it is virtually impossible to get ahead. factory towns decimated from years of lance packing -- of plants packing up, inescapable pockets of poverty, young adult still fighting for their first job. america is not a place is not a place where circumstance should decide our destiny, and that is why we need new ladders of opportunity for all who are willing to climb them in the middle class. it's offer incentives to companies who hire americans who have what it takes to fill that job opening but have been out of work so long, no one will give them a chance anymore. it's put people back to work rebuilding vacant homes and rundown neighborhoods. this year my
@5:00. the top five stories making news at this hour. the government now being sued accused of covering up details and being neglect in the shooting of two immigration and customs enforcement agent. he was shot dead in 2011 in mexico by members of a drug cartel. his partner victor avila was seriously wounded. they say the guns were smuggled to the u.s. as part of a failed gun operation and the agent should not have been sent on such a dangerous mission. >> chuck hagel narrowly cleared his first hurdle. the senate committee had a 14-11 party line vote. >> the feat of this nomination say he is leaderless as we have budgetary challenges and we are engaged in combat operations overseas. >> the performance before this committee is the worst i have seen for any nominee for office. he refused to answer a straight forward question as to whether the surge was a success or not. >> hagel's nomination heads for a vote in the full senate. jim imhoff has threatened to filibuster his nomination over concerns about views on israel and iran. a live look at pope benedict xvi holding a weekly audience at the
privacy. (pplause ) but now congress must act as well. by passing legislation to give our government a greater capacity to secure our networks and deter attacks. this is something we should be able to get done on a bipartisan basis. ( applause ) now even as we protect our people, we should remember that today's world presents not just dangers, not just threats. it presents opportunities. to boost american exports, support american jobs, and level the playing field in the growing markets of asia. we intend to complete negotiations on a transpacific partnership. and tonight i'm announcing that we will launch talks on a compress i have transatlantic straight and partnership with the european union because trade that is fair and free across the atlantic supports millions of good-paying american jobs. we also know that progress in the most impoverished parts of our world enriches us all. not only because it creates new markets, more stable order in certain regions of the world but also because it's the right thing to do. in many places people live on little more than a dollar a day. the u
households and the government. we project an inflation adjusted gdp will increase by about 1.5% in 2013. it would increase roughly 1.5 percentage point faster were it not for that fiscal tightening. under current law we expect the unemployment rates will stay above 7.5% through next year. that would make 2014 the sixth consecutive year with them -- with unemployment so high since the 1930's. we expect gdp will pick up to 3.5% in 2014 and the following four years. the gaps between the gdp and what it is capable of producing on a sustained basis will still not close quickly. under current law we expect output to remain below potential levels until 2017, nearly a decade after the recession started in december 2007. the nation has paid and will continue to pay a big price for the recession and slow recovery. we estimate the total loss in output relative to the potential in 2007 to 2017 will be equivalent to half of the total output of the -- the total outlook the country produced last year. the federal budget deficit will shrink in 2013 for the fourth year in a row. an estimated $845 billio
row is invited to depart. >> on c-span2, a hearing on a government report on federal programs vulnerable to waste, fraud, and abuse and mismanagement. then at 9 a.m., the homeland security department in light of the gao report. >> domestic drone use is the focus of the house science space and technology subcommittee hearing friday morning. members will examine the challenges facing operations in u.s. airspace. officials from the faa and nasa are expected to testify. live coverage 10 a.m. eastern on our companion network c-span3. >> thursday at a senate banking hearing committee on dodd-frank financial regulations senator elizabeth warren of massachusetts, thomas curry, about prosecuting big banks when they break the law. here's a portion of the event. >> thank you very much, mr. chairman. thank you, ranking member. it's good to be here. thank you all for editing. i sat what he said. it's harder than look so i appreciate your being you. i want to ask a question about supervising banks when they break the law. including the mortgage foreclosure of others as well. we all understa
that the fed, federal government outlines has higher unemployment than those states with lower minimum wage. look, it's simple economics, something which this current administration doesn't understand. when you raise the cost of labor, you have a surplus of labor, that's true in comments, stocks, whatever. when you have a surplus of labor, what do you have, brenda? you have higher unemployment and simple as that, this administration doesn't understand. >> so what do you think of that, caroline, would this help or hurt unemployment if we just got rid of the minimum wage? >> well, i think that would be a terrible idea and i disagree with gary b. actually those studies have experienced-- that's a relationship, other variables causing those differences because two decades of rigorous research indicate he when you do it in a planful way and mild way and raise the minimum wage that it has a positive effect on the local economy. positive effects in terms of lower training costs and turnover and less lost time at work and dedicated employees, so small businesses, mid size and large businesses benef
. that the economic down tun happened because the government did not tax enough, spend enough, or control enough. as you heard tonight, his solution to virtually every problem we face is for washington to tax more, borrow more, and spend more. this idea that our problems were caused by the government that was too small, it is not true. in fact, the major cause of our recent downturn was the housing crisis created by the government policies. the idea that more taxes and more government spending is the best way to help middle-class taxpayers is an old idea that has failed. it will not help you get you ahead it will hold you back. it will limit your opportunities and more government isn't going inspirnse more idea, new businesses, it's going to create uncertainty. more government breeds complicated rules and laws that small businesses can't afford to follow. more government raises taxes on employers who pass the costs on to their employees to fewer hows, lower pay, and even layoffs. many government programs that claim to help the middle class often end up hurting them. obamacare was supposed to hel
and government reform. >> without objection, so ordered. that concludes the items of the business on the agenda for the house budget committee's organizational meeting. we will now proceed to the c.b.o. outlook meeting. if dr. elmendorf will take his usual and customary pgs. -- position. kind of feels like groundhog day, sunt it? let me -- let me start by welcoming our new members, we have members who representative different areas, different view, different philosophies. i want to start by saying how much of a pleasure it is to serve on this committee. this is the kind of committee where you get to bring your ideas to the table and air them out. we've got enormous fiscal challenges ahead of us. we've got a debt problem we all acknowledge must be dealt with. we've got a deficit that needs to be brought down. we've got an economy that needs growth. -- growth. and this is one of those areas, up with of those committees where we need to have this debate. we're going to be processing legislation, we're going to be considering alternatives and i want to say on behalf of those of us on this side of t
, legislation that keeps the government funded and running. he wants to keep that separate from sequestration. explain why and what might happen on that. >> i think it is a stop-gap measure. it is not a real bill or appropriation bill that funds the government. it is basically avoiding government shut down. i don't think mr. rogers was to have a discussion on how to avoid the sequestered until we get very close to a government shutdown if people cannot agree on which to do it. one thing we did discuss, that is important for people to understand is that the sequestered woodcuts overall government spending by $1.20 trillion for the next nine years. this year, it would be $85 billion. how rodgers, the way he would present, he would write that the government would be funded the way it was last year, but if the sequestered takes effect, it would cut off -- >> a big part of this process? >> it is unclear exactly how all of this will work. part of it is that sometimes, if you talk to some of the people, the new were more ardent er moreatives, -- the new wer conservative members, they take the view t
to school on government money but is against government. aside from the awkward drink of water, i think his real problem is that it was the wrong night, wrong city. tuesday night in washington, wednesday night in new york. there is a place called the apollo. amateur night on wednesday night at the apollo. >> ouch. that hurt me in the crossfire. lawrence o'donnell. >> it was a major proposal that he kept under a certain wracked by not mentioning the number. he said that he was willing, in this negotiation, to avoid the sequestered and offered to the republicans' medicare cuts. he did not specify an amount, just the same amount that the bulls commission wanted. he suggested arriving at them in very vague ways, one having more affluent seniors play more. there are a variety of ways to do that. one of them, probably were most of the savings would be, to change the nature of medicare payments from a fee-for-service system, which is very reassuring to the patience, to something that he was very vague about but was probably an overall fee for a patient in which the doctor, many would argue, begins
's the caution of our problems. the economic downturn happened because our government didn't tax enough, spend enough or control enough. therefore, as you heard tonight his solution to virtually every problem we face is for washington to tax more, borrow more and spend more. this idea that our problems were caused by a government that was too small is just not true. in fact, the major cause of our recent downturn was a housing crisis created by reckless government policies. the idea that more taxes and more government spending is the best way to help hard working middle-class taxpayers, that is amp old idea that has failed every time it has been tried. no government is going to help you get ahead, it is going told you back. more government is not going to create more opportunities, it's going limit them and it won't inspire new ideas and new private sector jobs. it's going to create more uncertainty. because it breeds complicated rules and laws that small businesses can't afford to poll because more government raises taxes on employers who pass the costs on to their employees to fewer hours, l
, or who you love. it is our unfinished task to make sure that this government works on behalf of the many, and not just the few, that it encourages free enterprise, rewards individual initiative, and opens the doors of opportunity to every child across this great nation. [applause] the american people don't expect government to solve every problem. they don't expect those of us in this chamber to agree on every issue. but they do expect us to put the nation's interests before party. [applause] they do expect us to forge reasonable compromise where we can. for they know that america moves forward only when we do so together, and that the responsibility of improving this union remains the task of us all. our work must begin by making some basic decisions about our budget -- decisions that will have a huge impact on the strength of our recovery. over the last few years, both parties have worked together to reduce the deficit by more than $2.5 trillion -- mostly through spending cuts, but also by raising tax rates on the wealthiest 1 percent of americans. as a result, we are more than halfway
an aggressive state of the union address. it's been widely leaked. he will call for robust government involvement in the economy. more spending on education, infrastructure and green energy. pay for it with more taxes on the private sector and on the rich. the president says the government can rebuild the middle class. on capitol hill there will be numerous standing ovations, but 80% thinks that the opportunity for the next generation is disappearing. more than half think the economy will never fully recover and just as the president demands more spending, he reports waste and fraud in the program is put in place. there you have it. the great divide. that's perhaps the true state of the union. stay right there, "varney & company" is about to begin with dr. ben carson. >> all right. everybody, the headline of this morning is dr. ben carson, the man who lectured president obama at the national prayer breakfast last week. he joins us right now. dr. carson, you've taken a leadership role whether you like it or not. what is your next move? are you going to stand for elective office? >> i
. >> well, good evening. and behind us here tonight, the entire government will be gathered in one building for the president's state of the union address, and in many ways, tonight the real work of the second term of the obama presidency begins. at least the part the president would like to accomplish and where he sees the nation headed. he faces, of course, a sharply divided congress, sometimes violently so, and a divided viewing audience. here tonight, a nation starting to see some daylight after years of recession, and it's the long, suffering middle class that will be the target of much of his message tonight. we should tell you at the same time, we are following a very tense news event, across the continent on the west coast in the san berardino mountains, gunfire and then a fire over an hour we've been watching this in a cabin in the woods believed to contain the sniper, ex-cop, the military veteran that has terrorized southern california for days. another loss of life tonight. a police deputy there confirmed dead and if this situation is resolved, we're keeping a close eye on it, we
that the government can continue, should there be, god forbid, a massive attack on the building behind us. tonight, it's energy secretary steven chu. this person is known as the designated survivor, if you can believe it. a term of distinction. savannah guthrie, let's talk about the atmospherics in the hall, what we can see, and what will be off camera. >> we touched on it already. the atmosphere in terms of the bitterness and the divided nature of our government right now. if you talk to republicans and democrats, the view you get of the other party is just so stark. as far as the speaker and republicans are concerned, the president emboldened, confrontational, wants to obliterate the party. on the side of the white house, aides think the republican party is fractured, weak, vulnerable, unable to govern itself and unable to make deals to solve the big problem and you've alluded to it, an incredible emotional weight inside this hall tonight, because of the many, many victims of gun violence there. a coordinated campaign by one congressman to have multiple victims of gun violence sitting there in the h
unfinished task to make sure this government works on behalf of the many and not just the few. that it encourages free enterprise, rewards individual initiatives, and opens the doors of opportunity to every child across this great nation. the american people don't expect government to solve every problem. they don't expect those of us in this chamber to agree on every issue. but they do expect us to put the nation's interests first. [ applause ] they do expect us it to forge reasonable compromise where we can, for they know that america moves forward only when we do so together, and that the responsibility of improving this union remains the task of us all. our work must begin by making some basic decisions about our budget, decisions that will have a huge impact on the strength of our recovery. over the last few years both parties have worked together to reduce the deficit by more than $2.5 trillion. mostly through spending cuts, but also by raising tax rates on the wealthiest 1% of americans. as a result we are more than halfway towards the goal of $4 trillion in deficit red
got a penny from the government, never even asked for it. let me say that i think america has become a country where we want the easy way out on everything. i would suggest that most people in this country have not worked with or in the federal government to actually see how representatives and our representatives in the white house -- and our members and the white house to use that money. it is unbelievable how much money is wasted in this federal government. point number two is that i say to my democratic friends, if you want to pay more taxes you are more than willing and able to do so. there are a group of people that want to pay more taxes, let them pay more taxes. anyone can go ahead and send more money into the government. maybe that will help our system. most families have the budget, but the government doesn't understand the budget. host: for you, no new taxes'? and you think republicans should hold the line on that even if it means these automatic spending cuts go through on march 1? caller: yes i do. i think they should go through. the congress has had three or four years
governments to prosecute non- native men who abuse women on tribal lands. jefferson kiel, president of the national congress of american indians, made the remarks thursday in the state of indian nations address. he said the death rate of native women on some reservations is 10 times the national average. nearly 60% of native women are married to non-native men, and according to justice department data, non-native men carry out 70% of reported rapes against native women. >> today, tribes to not have the authority to prosecute non- natives who beat, raped, or even kill women on tribal lands. state and federal authorities are often hundreds of miles away without the local resources to investigate crimes. in recent times, u.s. attorneys have declined to prosecute a majority of violent crimes in indian country, most of which are related to sexual abuse. no other government would stand for this violation of sovereignty or continued injustice, no other government should, and no other government has to. the solution is simple. congress must reauthorization the act and assure troubled govern
's not a real bill that funds -- it's not an appropriations bill that funds the government. it's a way of basically avoiding government shutdown and i think the reason mr. rogers doesn't want to have a discussion on how to avoid the sequester is because, again, it's very close to a government shutdown because people can't agree on a way to do it. one thing we didn't discuss i think that's actually important for people to understand is that the sequester actually would affect a continuing resolution because the sequester would cut overall government spending by, you know, $1.2 trillion over the next nine years and this year would be $85 billion. so i think hall rogers, the way he would present it would be he would write -- the government would be funded the same level it was funded last year but a sequester takes effect, it's going to cut off the amount of -- >> the amount of money the appropriators have to work with, andy taylor, are they a part of this process? >> well, it's unclear how all this will work and part of it is, as roxannea and i were discussing before we talked to the cha
government and have very different views about what should be done. because of this, parses want to organize and coordinate but campaign finance laws but restraint of that. laws were designed during canada-centered elections and parties to an answer that much. we did it matter that much. we knew where the money was coming from. now we have super pacs and there is a severe mismatch between a high stakes system an old- fashioned laws that force money outside the regulated system and things will only get worse as every member of congress wants their own super pac and we're going to have an arms race. i don't see it becoming evidence that citizens united will have an impact on this. let me start with redistribution. total spending did not explode like many said. at least it doesn't seem that way from initial estimates. total spending was about the same or slightly less compared to 2008 based on estimates by the center for responsive politics. re close to the previous election and it includes all spending. same is true for congressional elections. total spending seems to have declined by 300 mill
. it is our unfinished task to make sure that this government works on behalf of the many and not just the few. that it eouras free enter prize, rewards individual initiative and opens the doors of opportunity to every child across this great nation. ( applause ) the american people don't expect government to solve every problem. they don't expect those of us in this chamber to agree on every issue. but they do expect us to put the nation's interests before party. ( applause ) they do expect us to forge reasonable compromise where we can. for they know that america moves forward only when we do so together. and that the responsibility of improving this union remains the task ofs all. now, our work must begin by making some basic decisions about our budget, decisions that will have a huge impact on the strength of our recovery. over the last few years both parties have worked together to reduce the deficit by more than $2.5 trillion. mostly through spending cuts but also by raising tax rates on the wealthiest 1% of americans. as a result, we are more than halfway towards the goal of $4 trillion
of the ethics in government act. it applies only to all nominees for senate confirmed positions, but also to all candidates in federal elected office. my comment about your request for foreign funding are also part of the record. they will be on, way beyond what ever any but has requested that i think it's not feasible in many of the request that you may, to answer them. but the question that he did ask in part d of the form we ask all nominees to fill out is the following. during the past 10 years have you or your spouse received any compensation from or involving any financial or business transaction with a foreign government or an entity controlled by foreign government? the answer is no. you have every right to make a request beyond these requests that are required by all rules, but i do think that we ought to deny a vote to a nominee because he wants, or he is decided not tnotto respond to a request whih not only goes beyond our rule but in some cases go way beyond our rules. finally, if you wish to modify the form that we ask nominees to fill out, that's well and good. we're not going to d
his state of the union address defending big government and demanding even bigger government. this president thinks the only solution to everything is bigger government. and that might be an effective response to a yay big government speech, but instead it seemed like a non sequitur, because this is the speech that senator rubio's comments actually came after. >> it is not a bigger government we need. >> senator rubio also complained with a sarcastic twist that the president needs to put out a medicare plan already. tonight would have been a good night to do that, huh, mr. president. the problem is the president had just put out a medicare plan, a plan he described in the actual state of the union address that he delivered, even if it wasn't the one that played out in marco rubio's head when he wrote his own speech, and then didn't adjust it to reflect reality. mr. rubio also made a big point about placing himself in the american middle class. >> mr. president, i still live in the same working class neighborhood i grew up in. my neighbors aren't millionaires. they're retirees
loved to hire people who were formerly powerful government officials, they're a heavily regulated industry and heavily dependent on the government and they got the bailout. so, what's the point of hiring somebody like jack lew. i'm sure he has a lot of abilities, acumen on balancing the budget sheets and these things. that's fine, but they have a lot of-- the reason you hire people like jack lew is for entree into washington and help getting things done in a highly regulated industry and could you argue he earned every penny. >> megyn: the wall street journal asking the question did mr. lew feel guilty the check from the taims and president obama the champion of the middle class and this guy got a million dollars of money for a company who needed our bailout. issue number two, his investments in the cayman islands. they're perfectly legal, right? no one is challenging that these are illegal in any way, a question whether our treasury secretary should be dodging or a loophole out of paying the top rate in taxes. just for context, chris, before we go to what mr. lew did and how he h
areas are worse than others. the government has a compelling interest to address this. they need to try to put rules on the table, not to take away the second amendment, but to enforce more rules to negate these happenings. host: the president several times reiterating that the proposal deserves a vote. what he think? caller: i agree. congress is our lawmakers. they put things in place and have to have a vote on this. i agree it should come to that. i believe in the second amendment. we have to make concessions here. host: do you think that congress will take up the votes and what the president is proposing? what do you ultimately think will, of that? caller: i think it will come to a decision. it has become very imperative to do something about it. at this time i think they are going to come to a fair decision across the board, how to address this and put rules in place that we have to negate thkis from happening. host: jim from twitter says this -- "vote on it and move it down, and then move onto something important." we go to ralph on the democrat'' line. caller: i agree with the aut
a very dramatic reform of the department as the federal government came in and forced changes down the department's throat after several scandals. bratton latched on to the changes and made sure that the department actually bought into them. and in doing so really changed the story line of the lapd. and that said, this whole episode, while you would think nobody would want to touch dorn were a ten-foot pole we have been inundated with e-mails and calls from lapd cops and from the public that say the old lapd is still alive and well. even if that's not the case, and i don't think it is, the memories and the pain and the scars from that time are still very much on the surface. >> it often goes down to personal experiences with the police that are anecdotal, but of course they drive how you think about any life experience. they dominate your thinking. and of course the past is always with. thank you, joel rubin of "the l.a. time." clint van zandt is now with us. clint, thank you. i've been watching you on knbc as we monitor the situation. do we have clint? we don't have clint. >> yeah
crime and the like and the fact we have expressly prohibited certain agencies of government of doing any research into gun violence, how to reduce it, we don't think twice about reducing -- calling for research in reducing epidemics and reducing the incidents of disease. can you talk from a public health perspective about the problem of gunshot deaths in our country and what you think we need to do to address it? >> sure. as i indicated in my testimony, i think from a policy standpoint, really the most important thing is that we currently make it way too easy for criminals to get guns. and there are some commonsense ways to address that. we need comprehensive background checks. we are never going to be effective without that. as is indicated by the numbers, it's difficult to prosecute them and that's frankly by design. the laws are written in a way to minimize accountability for those who are buying and selling firearms. i think that's very wrong-headed. i have several studies that i've conducted that showed very consistent evidence that states that have greater measures to hold firearm
government. some very scary statistics. two out of every three graduating high-school students today believe that the three branches of government are republican, democrat, and independent. that is an actual poll. 75% of all americans don't know that religious freedom is protected by the first amendment. 75%. more americans can name the judges on "american idol" than on the supreme court of the united states. what does this mean to us? how did we get here? well, first of all, unless the next generation understands the obligations imposed by the constitution, we are going to have a serious, serious problem. my children can always tell me about their rights, but very rarely tell me about their responsibilities. those responsibilities are critical to our future as a country. the fact of the matter is, if we do not understand the constitution, if our children do not understand the constitution, and appreciate the separation of powers, and appreciate the different roles that are branches of government are meant to play, how are our elected officials opposed to understand? what has happened today
's be clear. deficit reduction alone is not an economic plan. it is not a bigger government we need but a smarter government that sets priorities and invests in broad-based growth. >>> now, central to the president's plan to "reignite the middle class" is education. he made an unexpected plan for higher quality preschool education. he wants to focus on math, science and technology. he asked congress to withhold federal aid to colleges who don't keep tuition costs down. he wants to raise the minimum wage to $9 and create a federal program to spur infrastructure project. >>> the economy sen trick speech is prompting a strong spops fre from republicans. marco rubio said the president has an obsession to raising taxes. >> instead, we should grow our economy to create new taxpayers, not new taxes. so our government can afford to help those who truly cannot help themselves. >> rubio was followed up by another conservative voice, rand paul, who offered the tea party response. while he also focused on the economy, he blamed both parties for failing voters. >> washington act in a way your fa
we have the powerball wing ticket. >> reporter: that he did. after working for the federal government for nearly 30 years, the thing they're looking forward to most? >> able to retire. i can't tell you the feeling of that. not to have to do that commute. >> that's the biggest thing, being able to now enjoy our family. >> reporter: their first purchase, a new car to replace their old one that's 13 years old with 170,000 mails on it. but their grandkids have other ideas about what to do with the money. >> i want to get a butler. >> a lot of butters will! >> reporter: in richmond, kristin fisher, wusa 9. >> butler. that, i did not see coming. they did have a choice. they could either take the full jackpot in 30 annual payments or get the one-time cash payment, $136 million after taxes. they took the cash. tonight they're heading home to fredericksburg with a whole lot of money in their bank account, and a lot of relief because they don't have to make the commute any more. >>> this morning got off to a rough start because the weather was rough but if you were able to wait until noon befor
surrounding this annual event in washington. all of the federal government is represented here tonight. we will watch as the house and senate devil into session. we will watch the senators make their way to the house chamber, where they were joined by the cabinet, the diplomatic corps, and the supreme court justices, all assembled to listen to the speech. as we set the stage for the tradition and politics of tonight, and preview the president's agenda for the next year, we want to talk to you as well. we will be opening our phone lines to ask you what you think the top issue is, facing the nation right now. here are our phone lines. you can also join the conversation on our facebook page, and find us on twitter. we will be taking your calls in just a few minutes, as the program progresses. for this preview program, we are joining you from one of the senate office buildings, the russell building, just across the street from the capital. we are surrounded by many other television crews. we will give you some of the sense, at least from an audio perspective, of the hustle and bustle. there is
you know, that is 60% of what they want to take additionally out of the government. so why would we do that? where is the leadership that says we're going to get this stopped we have a special subcommittee that looks at this, oversight it, look at the bad actors in government ever going to demand people who make this decisions get fired and those not performing pay the money back. you can defraud the federal government. you cannot perform on a contract and you can do it with impunity and that is because members of congress are basically not willing for inexperienced to not know that you ought to be able to hold people accountable for what they say they are going to do. whether it's a federal employee, a procurement employee for the company that is providing. .. her tenure in the bush administration where she served as national security adviser from 2001 to 2005 and as the 66th secretary of state from 2005 to 2009. this is about 50 minutes. [applause] >> it's one thing led to learn about american history in the classroom. it's quite another to of for these lessons up close and person
with their small mindedness and small government proposals that they think that they can push through on the american people that i do not think are very popular. host: we have a different opinion from twitter. host: david wright's in on twitter and says -- host: dan is up next in california, republican. caller: hello. i would like to reiterate what was just said. i am a retired federal employees. executive orders used to come few and far between. this president is misusing them to an extreme degree. as the lady put it a little bit ago, executive orders are not meant for executive fiat of anything the president dreams. he is going to ruin the balance of power in this country if he keeps it up. i think he should be impeached for what he has done. host: what you think of the callers who have spoken up and said that congress is not moving and someone has to get something done? caller: that may be the case, but will we do is get congress moving by building a fire under them by making phone calls to them. this government is not set up to be in a balance. when the president tries to make ex
and improve our infrastructure, but not by raising taxes. there is plenty of money in the federal government. it is time to find ways to spend it more efficiently. dagen: congressman, thank you very much. that is not the idea that the president throughout their last night. congressman of montana, take care. thank you for being here this morning. connell: another thing we heard from the president was a shout out for apple. the company announcing plans to bring back a new factory jobs back to the united states. connell: let's take a look at oil. 97.45. not moving much today. we will be right back. ♪ i'm a conservative investor. but that doesn't mean i don't want to make money. i love making money. i try to be smart with my investments. i also try to keep my costs down. what's your plan? ishares. low cost and tax efficient. find out why nine out of ten large professional investors choose ishares for their etfs. ishares by blackrock. call 1-800-ishares for a prospectus which includes investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. read and consider it carefully before investing. risk inclu
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